Breathing heavily due to the excessive use of tear gas, left politician Manolis Glezos, 89, said “these measures will not pass.” Sharply criticizing the firing of tear gas, Glezos said further “With this brutality… they inside [the parliament], they will vote for the measures? They have no idea what it means when the people revolt. There is no way, they will pass the measures.”
Together with music composer Mikis Theodorakis, Manolis Glezos had called this morning people to go and protest outside the Greke parliament to prevent the new loan agreement and the austerity package.
Glezos and Theodorakis are currently treated at the med office of the parliament.
Glezos is as left wing politician and writer, worldwide known especially for his participation in the World War II resistance. He had taken down the German occupation flag from the Acropolis.